Do you remember your first fishing rod and reel and the person who took time out of their lives to share their passion for fishing with you? I do, and if you are like me it is time to pay it forward by joining us, Anglers for Conservation Orlando Chapter, and help us teach kids and their parents to fish. In 2015, AFC Orlando introduced over 900 kids to fishing through our Hook Kids on Fishing Program and at the end of the event, each child took a brand new rod and reel home to keep. 2016 is shaping up to be the same, and volunteers are always needed. Listed below is our 2016 program schedule, so please pick at least one day, and help keep our fishing legacy alive. The more time we spend on the water stretching line, the more passionate we become about fishing and the resources we love so much. Well if you are like me, you understand the value of our fisheries and the need to get more educated and passionate anglers on the water.
Volunteers are needed for two Hook Kids on Fishing Programs on Saturday and Sunday, February 13th and 14th at the Old Florida Outdoor Festival in Apopka Florida. We will be setting up on the Friday February 12th with the HKOF Program kicking off at 12 noon on Saturday and Sunday. The Old Florida Outdoor Festival is located at the Northwest Recreational Complex, 3200 Jason Dwelled Pkwy, Apopka, FL 32712 Please contact me if you can help.
Anglers for Conservation Orlando 2016 Schedule
February 12th and 13th – Hook Kids on Fishing Program Old Florida Outdoor Festival in Apopka, Florida hosted by the City of Apopka
March 19th – Hook Kid on Fishing Program Johns Lake Conservation Area in Clermont, Florida hosted by Orange County Community Outreach
April 2nd – Hook Kids on Fishing Program Lake X in St Cloud hosted by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office
June 4th – Lake Toho Marine Hook Kids on Fishing Program
October 15th – Hook Kids On Fishing Program Wings and Wild Flower Festival in Leesburg, Florida hosted by Lake County
October 22nd – Gumbo Wars Fundraiser at Fish on Fire in Orlando
November 5th – Hook Kids on Fishing Program Casselberry, Florida Hosted by the City of Casselberry
Captain Tom Van Horn
President AFC Orlando Chapter